A Real Trip

Frank’s latest book, A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse, came out on September 25. Early notices – including a starred review in Publishers Weekly – bode well. This one is from yesterday’s New York Times: “Viva’s debut, Along a Long Road, was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2011, and he brings that same visual audacity and forward momentum to his first early reader. Told in full spreads and comic-book-style panels, the story of a boy in a bat T-shirt and his mouse takes readers aboard a small boat headed to Antarctica. The mouse is initially reluctant, but the boy eventually wins him over with a swim in a wondrous volcanic lagoon. What child wouldn’t be on board for that?”